Northeast Christian Men's Ministry
Invented by Michael Grimm (picture at right). 
Serving men all over the Northeastern Part of America. 
Aiming to grow and bring Christian Men together from all Christian backgrounds.
This in answer to our Lords final prayer before the cross that 
"they would all be one".  
It is an open and free expression of our faith for those mature enough.
Come to one of our events. Check back here for times and dates.
On Sep 21, 2020, at 11:29 AM, Michael Grimm <brothermichael24@gmail.com> wrote:

September 21, 2020

Brother,

I hope and pray all is well with you and your family today.

"For we walk by faith, not by sight ."(2 Corinthians 5:7).

Those words seem simple enough.  It requires tremendous courage and strength. We must be willing to be misunderstood and even abandoned. We must be willing to give up any semblance of control of our life that we thought we might have. We must be willing to look like a complete fool.

But it is a journey of tremendous blessing and reward. It is a journey that is exciting, life-altering, and mind-boggling. It is a journey that will allow us to see and experience God as he was meant to be: in all his fullness and grace.

Walking by faith requires a strong determination to follow God’s plan regardless what life throws your way. Walking by faith means we have the courage to stand up for the hurting, broken, and down-trodden, and even to face death for the good of others.
We might have to play the part of a fool. Think about Noah building an ark for a flood when it had never even rained on earth. Think about Abraham clinging to the promise that he would be the father of many nations even though he was childless at the age of 100. Think about Moses standing before the Israelites in the wilderness telling them they would eat meat until it disgusted them but having no idea where that meat would come from. Think about Joshua marching around the walls of Jericho as God had told him to and wondering what good it was going to do.

If you choose this path, we must be willing to get out of our comfort zone, to run from the Americanized brand of Christianity that so many of us have known our entire lives. We must be willing to let God take our world and turn it upside down, shake it up, and start all over again.We must be willing to let God out of the neat little box that we have put him in, to let him show up as he sees fit.

Maybe it will be a calling to do something we  never dreamed before: foster or adopt children, leave our job and become a missionary, trade in the worldly comforts for heavenly treasures.

I don’t know what our shake up might look like, but know that if we will give it to God—throw up our arms in surrender and ask him to use it to change our life—he will honor our request. He will take us on a journey, teach us to walk by faith, entrust us with some of life’s most treasured moments.

He will build a faith in us —faith that moves mountains and moves God’s hands. He will teach us to live this life with abandonment, giving us a freedom to walk in all his fullness and grace. He will prepare us  to be used mightily in this life for his glory.
Stay strong and courageous Brother.  I don’t know where you are on this journey of walking by faith, but please let me encourage you—beg you, plead with you—to wave the white flag of surrender. Let God take our life, our pain, our loss and use it for his glory. Ask him to do an amazing work in all of us so he can do an amazing work throug us today, tomorrow and always.

Get out of that boat and step onto the water and I encourage all of us never take our eyes off him. It is a decision we will never regret.

Please join me in prayer, You always keep your Word and your Word is true. You have revealed to us, Lord, that if we apply the appropriate promises made by you, to situations in our life, your Word works, for it is truth.  Help us to remember,  Father, that our faith relies on believing in your son Jesus Christ and your Word. Not in what we see or feel.  At times, feelings may mislead us into thinking negatively. Give us the strength to have faith and pray even when we do not feel to do so.  Give us the willingness and courage to get out of the boat (comfort zone) today and walk by faith.  We ask all of this in Your Holy and Precious Name - AMEN.

Please stay safe and STRONG  out there today, tomorrow and always.

Always remember I am there for you in thought, prayer and action - 24x7.

Have a blessed day and week.

Love Your Brother and Friend in Christ,

Michael
215-272-2740
On Sep 7, 2020, at 9:24 AM, Michael Grimm <brothermichael24@gmail.com> wrote:

September 7, 2020

Brother,

I hope and pray all is well with you and your family today.

"It is more blessed to give than to receive ” - Acts 20:35

As Paul planned to sail to Jerusalem, he met with the elders of the church at Ephesus, saying farewell and encouraging them in their work in the Lord. He reminded them of his labor among them over a three year period and called on them to give their labor as well. “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak."

Why is it more blessed to give than to receive?  Knowing the whys often helps us follow through with the whats.

First, giving and blessing are gifts which come directly from God. God is a giver. When we give we are being like Him. Therefore as we give for the needs of others, we are blessed to serve and provide in the same way we receive from our Lord.  Second, when we give, we open the door to more blessings from God.  Third, when we give, we experience a unique closeness with God that can only come to us as we are generous and kind to others. As we give we open the door to that wonderful closeness with Him.

The motive of a giver is to uplift others and see the joy of God’s provision work to his glory.  The discipline of a giver causes spiritual growth and maturity as they surrender control and fear for lack of provision.

Yet, giving time is much more fundamental to our well-being than just volunteering or doing good things. It’s a foundation on which we can build a better life for ourselves while we build better neighborhoods and communities. It’s a safe and solid way to become more integrated into our communities, to build networks and friendships, and learn to act with intention. It’s a foundation to build meaningful purpose into our lives.
If we start giving our time with intention, everyday, we will find that we will start to make a real difference in our life. Slowly at first, but it will change. People might start to treat us differently because we treat them differently. We will start to ask “how” can we do this, rather than “why.” We will start to see opportunities rather than problems.
Eventually, when we lay our head down on our pillow some night and we will realize that “Yes, we made a difference.”

Finally, our giving means we have already been blessed. We don’t have to be the recipient who needs; we can be the blessed who is able to give.

Please join me in prayer, Father, you are above all in gifts, and out of your giving you have taught us the way to a fuller identification of our self with you. Not only your gift of Jesus and your gift of the Spirit, but every day your gifts are given to us like manna in the wilderness. All we have belongs to you, and of our money we are only a trustee. Command its use as shall please you, and give us the experience of the giver’s joy. Let us see the importance of giving our time to others as well.  We are all in this walk together.  Give us the willingness and to see the importance of reaching out to others with a phone call, email, text or a personal visit and listen with our hearts wide open and spend time with them.  We ask all of this in Your Holy and Precious Name - AMEN!

Please stay safe and STRONG  out there today, tomorrow and always.

Always remember I am there for you in thought, prayer and action - 24x7.

Have a blessed day and week.

Love Your Brother and Friend in Christ,

Michael
215-272-2740

PS   I encourage you to join our Zoom meetings.  The next one will be this Thursday (9/10) evening starting at 7:00 pm. 

These Zoom meetings are open to Everyone.  It's been an awesome blessing to talk, share, now see and pray with other Brothers.

Below are the details. Join your Brothers from all over the world  as we all strive to get closer to HIM and to each other and become BETTER men of God today, tomorrow and always.

Join Zoom Meeting - Just click the link below

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84950156389